Suspect shot in exchange of gunfire with police in Homestead; 2 officers injured

HOMESTEAD, Pa. — Two officers and a suspect were injured in an officer-involved shooting in Homestead on Monday night.

Channel 11 learned the name of the suspect — Erik Addison. He’s 26 years old and facing 18 charges, including criminal attempted homicide.

Monday at 8:15 p.m., investigators attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Addison at the intersection of Imogene Road and Browns Hill Road in Hazelwood as part of an ongoing investigation, according to a report from Allegheny County Police.

Addison’s vehicle struck an investigator’s vehicle and fled. The investigators did not pursue him, but alerted Homestead police.

Addison’s vehicle then struck a vehicle on the Homestead Grays Bridge and turned onto Eighth Avenue, according to police. Addison and a passenger abandoned the vehicle in the 200 block of Eighth Avenue.

A Homestead police officer located Addison in Hazel Alley, where Addison pulled out a gun and exchanged gunfire with the officer, according to police.

Addison came out of Hazel Alley onto Amity Street and was struck by a responding West Homestead police officer’s vehicle, police said. He was taken into custody and transported to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. We’re told he was in critical condition. His gun was recovered at the scene.

One officer has a minor leg injury, and the West Homestead officer who hit the suspect with his car suffered minor injuries on impact, Channel 11 was told.

Allegheny County police are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-833-ALL-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

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